Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Savilian Professor of Astronomy

PROFESSOR JOSEPH SILK will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 29 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The infinite universe.'

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John M. Olin Visiting Professor of American Government

PROFESSOR J.W. CEASER will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 29 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Towards a new public philosophy in the United States.'

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MAURICE LUBBOCK LECTURE IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES 1999

DR MICHAEL HAMMER, President of Hammer & Company Inc., will deliver the fourth Maurice Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 November, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be followed by a reception at the Schools. Further information is available from Georgina Denn, Said Business School (telephone: Oxford (2)88654, e-mail: georgina.denn@obs.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `The Internet and the real economy.'

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MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

J. FAUVEL, R. FLOOD, and R. WILSON will lecture at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 November, in the Mathematical Institute. The lecture is given to mark the forthcoming publication by Oxford University Press of Oxford figures, a history of mathematics in Oxford.

Subject: `Eight hundred years of Oxford's mathematical traditions.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

PROFESSOR WOLFGANG EMMERICH, Bremen, will give a talk at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 8 November, in Lecture Room 6, New College.

Convener: K.J. Leeder, MA, D.Phil., Faculty Lecturer in German.

Subject: ` "...seiner Daten eingedenk" (Paul Celan): Zeit und Ort—des Gedichts und seines Autors.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR P. ARGERSINGER, University of Southern Illinois, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 November, in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.

Subject: `Substance and structure in American political history, 1865–1910.'

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MODERN HISTORY, THEOLOGY

The History of Christianity—how we got to where we are now: lectures to celebrate the beginning of a new millennium

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Examination Schools. The series will continue in Hilary Term.

Conveners: the Bishop of Oxford and Professor H. Mayr- Harting.

PROFESSOR H. CHADWICK
9 Nov.: `The early church.'

PROFESSOR A. CAMERON
16 Nov.: `Late antiquity.'

PROFESSOR MAYR-HARTING
23 Nov.: `The early Middle Ages.'

BISHOP KALLISTOS WARE
30 Nov.: `Eastern Christendom.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Jewish History and Literature in the Graeco-Roman Period

DR JAMES MACLAREN, Australian Catholic University, will be the speaker at the seminar to be held at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 November, in Wolfson College. This is a change from the previously announced arrangements.

Subject: `Josephus before Jotapata: a portrait of a rebel priest.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics Seminars: complete listing

The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dobson Lecture Room, the Atmospherics Physics Laboratory.

Because on rare occasions the arrangements need to be changed, anyone intending to come to Oxford specially to attend should check first by telephone Oxford (2)72933.

DR A. BARAN, Meteorological Office, Bracknell
4 Nov.: `Rapid computation of nonspherical optical properties for climate/interferometer cloud studies.'

PROFESSOR J. MAROTZKE, Southampton
11 Nov.: `Convective mixing and the thermohaline circulation.'

DR M.R. ALLEN, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
18 Nov.: `Quantifying uncertainty in forecasts of anthropogenic climate change.'

DR M. SIMS, Leicester
25 Nov.: `Astrobiology on Mars—the Beagle 2 lander.'

DR A.R. MACKENZIE, Lancaster
2 Dec.: `Signals of mixing, dehydration, and gravity-wave clouds in the western Indian Ocean, February–March 1999.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES, MODERN HISTORY

Seminar in Economic and Social History

The following seminars will take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: Paul A. David, Professor of Economics and Economic History, Jane Humphries, Reader in Economic History, and Avner Offer, Reader in Recent Social and Economic History.

L. TSAI, LSE
9 Nov.: `Technology and location of the American automobile industry.'

N. FERGUSON
16 Nov.: `The political economy of the international bond market, 1850–1914.'

O. GRANT
23 Nov.: ` "Few Better Farmers in Europe": productivity, technology, and change in Junker agriculture, 1870–1913.'

A. CROCKETT
30 Nov.: `Supply-side economics or secularisation? Religious change in England and Wales in 1851.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Interdepartmental Finance Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Seminar Room, the Said Business School, 59 George Street. Further information may be obtained from Elaine Durham, Said Business School, 59 George Street, Oxford OX1 2BE (telephone: Oxford (2)88650, e-mail: elaine.durham@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: C. Raposo (Said Business School), H. Shin (Economics), and S. Howison (Mathematics).

T. LYONS, Imperial College
5 Nov.: To be announced.

K. NYBORG, London Business School
12 Nov.: `R. and D., capital investments, and financing under repeated moral hazard.'

A. STOMPER, Vienna
19 Nov.: `Lending-relationships and banks' information about industry-specific default risk.'

T. HELLMAN, Stanford
26 Nov.: `Venture capital financing.'

N. WEBBER, Warwick Business School
3 Dec.: `An icosahedral lattice method for three- factor models.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy

E.R. LEAHY, Partner, Bingham Dana, Washington, DC, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 4 November, in the Seminar Room, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College.

Subject: `Challenges within international telecommunications law.'

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One-day Law and Anthropology Conference

PROFESSOR DENIS GALLIGAN and CHRISTINA PETSOULAS will lecture at this conference, to be held on Friday, 5 November, 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m., in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College.

Subject: `The colonial legacy.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Reuter Foundation Programme

Iain Walker Memorial Lecture

ANTHONY HOWARD, journalist and broadcaster, will deliver the Iain Walker Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 November, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Forty years before the masthead.'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

Canada Seminars

DAVID DODGE, Deputy Minister of Health in Ottawa, will give a seminar in this series at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 11 November, in Lady Margaret Hall.

There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards. All are welcome. Further information may be obtained from Elizabeth Jubb, Lady Margaret Hall (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e- mail: liz.jubb@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Can Canada afford North American health care?'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Centre for Asian Studies

PROFESSOR WING THYE WOO, University of California at Davis, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 12 November, in the Buttery, St Antony's College.

Subject: `The agenda from the Asian financial crisis: think locally and act globally?'

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Latin American Centre

STEVE PALMER, University of Costa Rica, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 November, in St Antony's College (1 Church Walk).

Subject: `Popular medicine and medical populism in Latin America, 1930–50.'

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ST PETER'S COLLEGE

Cairncross Memorial Lecture

ANDREW DILNOTT, Director, the Institute for Fiscal Studies, will deliver the Cairncross Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 November, in the Junior Common Room, St Peter's College.

Subject: `The future of the Welfare State.'

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

PROFESSOR A. STONES, Pittsburgh, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 11 November, in the Old Library, All Souls College. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome.

Subject: `The artistic patronage of Cardinal Jean Cholet (d. 1296).'

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OxTALENT LECTURE

PROFESSOR WENDY HALL, Head of the Multimedia Research Group, Department of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, will deliver a lecture to be given under the auspices of OxTalent (Oxford Teaching and Learning Enhanced by New Technology), at 2.30 p.m. on Monday, 13 December, in the Computing Laboratoyr Lecture Theatre.

The lecture is open to all, and an especial invitation is extended to those interested in the use of IT in teaching and learning, and why this has not yet become part of the mainstream.

Subject: `The application of learning technologies in higher education—will the vision ever be achieved?'

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OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY FORUM

JANE ROBERTS, Professor of English Language and Medieval Literature, King's College, London, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 November, in Rewley House.

Subject: `Mixing and matching meanings—some issues for word classification.'

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